Peter wrote:Ajahn Brahm has a book out called "Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond". The first few chapters deal with training the mind to stay in the present moment. I recall there isn't much overtly Buddhist about those chapters. Maybe give that a look and see if it would appeal to your friend.
Mindfulness meditation need not refer to any Buddhist theme.
All she has to do is be in the moment.
If she seeks guidance, tell her to simply sit and watch her breath, but not think about sitting watching her breath.
Just observe the action of her body, without thinking "My body is doing such-and-such"....
Just to feel her clothing against her skin, as she breathes in, and as she breathes out, without any commentary as to how her clothing feels against her skin, as she breathes in and as she breathes out....
MIndfulness meditation is being where you are right now.
Tell me what I have mentioned above that could be called "preaching Buddhism".
Tex wrote:Stating the obvious, what about Ven. Gunaratana's Mindfulness In Plain English?
It's about Buddhist meditation, of course, but I don't feel that it's over-the-top about "Buddhism" at all. Most of the book is nuts-and-bolts basic mindfulness training, and if one wanted to focus on that while putting aside the "Buddhist" parts I don't see why s/he couldn't learn quite a bit from this book.
Ngawang Drolma wrote:The more suggestions the better
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